Sunday December 31: Incarnatio Continua

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  • Sunday December 31: Incarnatio Continua
    • Posted by pbegeman on December 29, 2023 at 5:41 pm #139653

      To Practice

      • Pray these passages again in the manner of Lectio Divina, speaking them out loud to engage your senses and affirm them in your being. What do you hear for your journey now? You are also invited to ponder an intention for your spiritual journey in 2024.
      • Learn or renew your practice of the Welcoming Prayer to surrender the acquired programs of the self. Be sure to feel and sink into body sensations and feelings as a way to pray and let go of what you are experiencing.
      • If you would like a way to practice putting on love, of incarnating love in your life, you may wish to take the self-guided, on-demand version of the e-course, “Utmost Charity: A Call to Deeper Love.” You may read more about this course and sign-up here. Scholarships are available here.
      • If you are interested in being part of the writing team for the Word of the Week (WoW) program, or volunteering to rotate as a facilitator of one of the live WoW Centering Prayer groups, please email Pamela Begeman for more information.

      You may re-read the full email reflection here:

    • Posted by linda rhead on December 31, 2023 at 10:40 pm #140091

      It has been said that you cannot outgive God. This is especially true about love. We are called to absorb all bitterness, anger, unforgiveness and hatred, in order to return it as love. This is accomplished twenty minutes, twice a day, remaining faithful to centering prayer. In 2024, may I learn to love better. <3 linda

    • Posted by Adeline Behm on January 6, 2024 at 5:15 pm #140274

      The image this week is speaking powerfully, wordlessly into my being, my life. The phrase from John of the cross has been a long time companion, this week with a new incarnational twist, the me, the you is no longer me, myself alone, what a liberation! The paragraph by Fr. Brendan McGuire disturbed immensely this week. Week three of the Ignatian exercise only, the Christ absorbs, transforms.  What can this mean embracing a new sense for me of the Incarnation. The many, many  people I have accompanied, walked with, who  have been bruised, broken absorbing what was not theirs to absorb.  As an incarnation person I hold all that harm, that hurt, so the bruised, the broken can see beneath, so they can claim I am a good person, I’ve been bruised,  broken by circumstances beyond me, but I am a good person! As an incarnation person I listen. The biggest compliment I have received : no has listened to me in this way. Holding, listening, I don’t absorb “stuff” mine or others, I don’t do transforming, that is what is so beautiful Incarnation. And so, this 2024, I am deeply grateful for “incarnation continua”:  my part consenting, accepting. surrendering, embracing  ever-deeper purification. And perhaps, delight of finding myself into the bigger box of my being. I AM GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU WHO, HOLD, LISTEN. The kind of nourishment I get with you, WoW-companions I find nowhere else.






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